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Fish Oil Benefits - What Are The Benefits of Fish Oils

Updated on September 17, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement with Omega 3s

  1. Supplementing with Omega 3s can boost a child's IQ by more than 3.5 points.
  2. Taking the RDA of Omega 3s can reduce triglyceride levels by as much as 30%.
  3. Supplementing with Omega 3s has been shown to reduce blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic.
  4. Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids may help with rheumatoid arthritis and depression.
  5. In older adults, an increase in DHA reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease by as much as 40%.

More Benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oils

  • Helps maintain normal blood flow
  • Promotes overall cardiovascular health
  • Promotes a healthy complexion
  • Promotes healthy lubrication of the eye
  • Promotes normal tear production and volume
  • Helps promote healthy blood flow to the eye
  • May help to retain low-light visual acuity
  • Supports joint health
  • Reduces temporary inflammation associated with the normal aging process and daily activity

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What are Omega 3s?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids, which are needed for our bodies to work normally.

Essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, EPA) are not made by the body or are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, therefor, we must get essential fatty acids by consuming them.

Omega 3 fatty acids have been receiving a lot attention recently. Omega 3 fats belong to a group of fats known as polyunsaturated fats. (aka poly fats) The chemical structure is what makes omega 3 fatty acids special. Omega 3 fats contain 'double bonds', which are connections that make them interactive and more flexible. However, omega 3 fatty acids are delicate and therefor easily damaged. Processing fish oils for supplements, not done correctly, can destroy the omega 3's. Frying fish and olive oil will also destroy the very omega 3's you're trying to incorporate into your diet.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

  • If you smoke, quit!
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise 3-4 times each week
  • Eat a diet rich in raw fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Reduce total fat consumption
  • Eliminate saturated fats wherever possible
  • Monitor, with your doctor, your blood pressure, cholesterol, homocysteine and C-reactive protein levels

Studies On Omega 3s

  • Kidd, P. Autism, an extreme challenge to integrative medicine. Part II: medical management. Alternative Medicine Review. 7(6): 472-499, 2002.
  • Kidd, P. Omega-3 DHA and EPA for cognition, behavior, and mood: clinical findings and structural-functional synergies with cell membrane phospholipids. Alternative Medicine Review. 12(3): 207-227, 2007.
  • Richardson, A. Omega-3 fatty acids in ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. International Review of Psychiatry. 18(2): 155-172, 2006.
  • Richardson, A. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in childhood developmental and psychiatric disorders. Lipids. 39(12): 1215-1222, 2004.
  • Sinn, N., et al. Oiling the brain: a review of randomized controlled trials of omega-3 fatty acids in psychopathology across the lifespan. Nutrients. 2: 128-170, 2010.
  • Stevens, L., et al. Omega-3 fatty acids in boys with behavior, learning, and health problems. Physiology & Behavior. 59(4): 915-920 (1996).
  • Vancassel, S., et al. Plasma fatty acid levels in autistic children. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 65(1): 1-7, 2001.

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Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “essential”: they are vital for life and they are not able to be produced by the body. While most other nutrients – vitamins and minerals, for example – can be synthesized by the body, certain omega-3s (including EPA and DHA) cannot. They are especially important in childhood, when the brain – which is made up of approximately 60 percent fat – and immune system are developing.

Unfortunately, many children are not receiving adequate omega-3 fatty acids from food sources. According to the American Dietetic Association and the Dieticians of Canada, nine out of 10 children ARE DEFICIENT in the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Children need ample amounts of omega-3 fatty acids to support their brain and immune health. Ensure your children receive the omega-3s they need with DNA Miracles Essential Omega 3.

Omega 3 Content in Fish/Shellfish

Canned Tuna
.2 grams per serving
Shrimp
.3 grams per serving
Pollock
.45 grams per serving
Salmon
1.5 grams per serving
Cod
.2 grams per serving

More Food Sources Rich in Omega 3 Fats

Incorporate foods into your daily diet that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids to improve your overall health. Here are some foods that you can eat daily to increase your Omega 3 fatty acid intake:

Flaxseed: ¼ cup of flaxseed contains over 6 grams of omega 3 fatty acids. You can obtain ground flaxseed to sprinkle on food or put into smoothies. Flaxseed is our number one food choice for obtaining omega 3's.

Walnuts: ¼ cup of walnuts contains around 2.7 grams of omega 3 fatty acids.

Beans: 1 cup of navy beans, soybeans or kidney beans provides about .s - 1.0 grams of omega 3 fatty acids. (Note, avoid GMO beans)

Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil provides around .1 gram of omega 3 fats per ounce. DO NOT FRY in olive oil if you're counting on the oil to provide your omega 3's. Frying olive oil destroys the omega 3 fats in the oil

Sardines: 4 ounces provides about 1.4 grams of omega 3 fats.

Chinook Salmon: 4 ounces provides approximately 1.3 grams of omega 3 fats. (Frying the fish will destroy the omega 3 fats, so pop your fish into the oven to preserve your essential omega 3 fatty acids.

Winter Squash: 1 cup of winter squash provides approximately .2 grams of omega 3 fats.


Conclusion - Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Important to Health

  • DHA is essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants.
  • The visual acuity of healthy, full-term, formula-fed infants is increased when their formula includes DHA.
  • Decreases in DHA in the brain are associated with cognitive decline during aging.
  • Strong correlation between fish consumption and reduction in sudden death from myocardial infarction.
  • The application of omega 3 Fatty Acids for long term pain relief and management of inflammation is warranted.

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